In the Highlands

Inclement weather.

The lower half of Iceland has been socked in by extreme conditions the past few days. Despite the dire forecast, Börkur and I made bold to head out into the south-central Highlands today. High winds and ‘horizontal rain’ (as Icelanders are wont to call it) rendered photography from the tripod all but impossible. The bright spot was that we had the wilds virtually to ourselves.

A quick visual summary of our day follows.

Landmannaleid, Iceland

Off we go – Landmannaleið
iPhone 7

 
Þóristindur, seen from Krókslón, Iceland

Þóristindur
5DS, 100-400L IS II

 
Superjeep near Valagjá, Iceland

In the wilds
iPhone 7

 
Mógilshöfdar, near Dómadalur, Iceland

Mógilshöfdar
5DS, 100-400L IS II

 
 
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  • Bob_B - October 14, 2016 - 8:26 am

    Hi Rajan,

    I very much enjoy the first photo, with its color contrast against the bleak background. Not owning one, I’m amazed at the quality of image from the iPhone7. Of course, the last one is magnificent as well, as I commented recently on LuLa.

    Best wishes,
    BobReplyCancel

    • Rajan Parrikar - October 14, 2016 - 7:33 pm

      Thank you, Bob. The iPhone 7 camera is very good. Not DLSR quality (yet) but improving with every iteration.ReplyCancel

  • Premanand - October 13, 2016 - 9:58 am

    Did you do any selective colourization in the first photograph?ReplyCancel

    • Rajan Parrikar - October 13, 2016 - 2:14 pm

      No, the scene is how it looked to our eyes. It is a volcanic desert environment of ash, lava & mountains.ReplyCancel

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